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The baby boomer political era began in 1992, with the election of Bill Clinton. In the five years before that, these leaders dominated world politics: Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, John Paul II, Helmut Kohl and François Mitterrand.

Baby boomers have been unable to match that level of talent. During the years of boomer dominance — from Bill Clinton through Donald Trump — America’s political institutions have become dysfunctional, civic debate has crumbled, debt has soared and few major pieces of legislation have passed.